Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Yesterday, I worked with the student on a review of her homework and on reading comprehension. She had completed her homework, and we went over a few problems that she had gotten incorrectly. After reading one of the problems out loud to her, she immediately knew the correct answer. I noticed that she rushes to complete sentences, and it makes her forget words that make the sentence complete. I showed her how to take her time and actually think about what she is writing, and she enjoyed that. I also created some math problems for her to practice on, and she did really well. To close our tutoring session we talked about the importance of education, and she was really interested in what I was saying and said she would do her best so that she can become a dentist, teacher, ballet teacher, soccer coach, doctor, painter and a nurse. :)"
"The student and I covered sight words and mathematics. We used Dolch sight words and a 1st Grade math review book. He really enjoyed the review book. He resisted math a bit when we began our sessions together, but said that the Singapore book was fun. He also practiced writing his name. He is improving in every session. With daily math, reading, and writing practice, he will do very well."
"*Practiced writing numbers. -Good. *Practice writing and solving addition and subtraction problems. *Practiced adding coins. -Better with adding quarters. *Measuring with a rule homework worksheet. -Very good! *Review of sight words. *Practice words. -Good with: what, when. *States of matter homework worksheet. -Good with identifying matter. *Read three books. -Very good! -Wrote alphabet (lower case). -Good with "d" and "b" when writing alphabet, will continue practicing writing in sentences. Homework: -Practice sight words: were, here, will, do."
"This session we covered simple interest. She was unsure what the word interest meant, so we started there and moved forward by learning the formula and identifying the outcome as interest earned or owed. We reviewed how to isolate a variable and the terms that each variable stands for in the equation. Once she had that under her belt, the rest of the worksheet flowed smoothly. We did some additional practice online and she said she felt more confident about how and why to use the simple interest formula at the end of the session."
"Today the student and I worked on science, English, and math. We covered mainly science vocabulary and chemistry concepts. Some of the vocabulary came from properties of matter, scientific method, period table vocab, various chemical bonds, and data representation. We also discussed balancing equations and different scientists' theories. She did a fantastic job with the periodic table of elements. Her attitude was fantastic throughout the session. We used verbal discussion as well as practice equations to balance. While studying for the scientists, she re-wrote her notes to help memorize their theories. We used real-life examples as much as possible to help the chemistry concepts make sense. In English, we studied the different punctuation rules for her test next week. We did sample problems, which helped greatly. She ended with math, and we worked on algebraic equations with square roots and fractions. After solving several example problems, the student did a fantastic job with this as well."
"The student and I worked on correcting a Spanish worksheet on verb conjugation with stem-changing verbs. I made a conjugation chart for him to use for reference and studying. At the end of our session, I quizzed him with a blank chart to see how he was progressing. We also studied some Spanish vocabulary for an upcoming quiz. He was pretty familiar with the words, but he will continue to study more. In addition, we studied for a science vocabulary quiz. The student was familiar with the terms, and we continued to go over the ones he wasn't sure about. I explained those terms and formulas to him on a conceptual level, which I think helped his understanding. I left him with instructions to continue studying for both Spanish and science."